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Technical success rates and reliability of spin-echo echo-planar imaging (SE-EPI) MR elastography in patients with chronic liver disease or liver cirrhosis.

Published on Mar 1, 2020in European Radiology3.962
· DOI :10.1007/S00330-019-06496-Y
Sang Lim Choi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CAU: Chung-Ang University),
Eun Sun Lee13
Estimated H-index: 13
(CAU: Chung-Ang University)
+ 5 AuthorsStephan Kannengiesser18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Siemens)
Abstract
Objectives To determine the technical success rates of MR elastography (MRE) according to established gradient-recalled echo (GRE) and spin-echo echo-planar imaging (SE-EPI) sequences and to compare liver stiffness (LS) values between the sequences during expiratory and inspiratory phases in patients with chronic liver disease or liver cirrhosis.
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